AsianInvestor spoke to Chin Chou, head of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, about how the business has focused on key areas as the region has gained international appeal.
The insurer intends to source alpha by investing more in alternative assets, and is particularly looking buy up prime office properties in European cities as their prices fall further.
The reinsurance company benefited from a surge in equity prices from late March, only to shift one-fifth of its portfolio into defensive, short-term gilts in August. Its CIO explains why.
Pension funds wrestled with ESG responsibilities risk having a detrimental long-term effect on their returns if they make too many ethical exclusions in the short term.
Sovereign wealth funds’ allocations to private equity and private debt have risen, but those to real estate have fallen, according to Preqin data.
Sustainable investments have outperformed traditional ones in Asia by 3%-4% during the Covid-19 pandemic and private credit investors are targeting them in their strategies.
A new report from the Alternative Credit Council – backed by industry experts – sets out the investment opportunities and obstacles posed by the region's private credit markets.
Global investor interest in Chinese buyout funds, in particular, is set to rise and co-investments also increasing, according to a new study by McKinsey.
Some institutional investors have turned to leasing out LNG tankers to blue-chips like Shell in order to achieve stable and defensive returns with ESG benefits.
Healthcare and technology start-ups remain hot property, but pandemic-fuelled uncertainty has led to lower valuations in some areas, such as travel-related platforms.
The value of real estate deals in China nearly doubled year-on-year in the second quarter, in stark contrast to big falls in property investment in Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore.
Experts believe the Korean pension fund could be ramping up internal staff to bring equities and fixed income inhouse, while focusing its external investing on alternatives.
They overwhelmingly believe that digital infrastructure is becoming more important than regular infrastructure for investment, according to a new survey.
Regional life insurers will seek to reweigh their portfolios to seek out sufficient returns in the low rate environment, reduce duration gaps and adapt to new capital rules.
The only sharia-compliant superannuation fund of Australia is looking out for investing options into new areas of alternative assets, to diversify its growing capital base.
Funds houses are acquiring niche players in order to cover weaknesses in alternatives, which is the industry’s largest revenue pool, and as ESG's importance grows.
The country’s state-affiliated investors are likely to increasingly seek joint ventures with Korea Investment Corporation as they look to build their internal knowledge bases, say experts.
Investors want to invest in a part of the property sector directly benefiting from rising e-commerce and cloud computing. But finding assets is difficult, and prices are rising.
Hong Kong’s limited partnership fund bill passed on July 9, but it faces many problems if it is to succeed, including inertia and potentially the city's controversial new security law.
Businesses that can call upon capital and expertise from private equity owners are seen as better able to weather the huge economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown.